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Tiki Touring's experts have brought you great travel ideas on New Zealand since 2004. Where to go, what to do and the things to see. We will continue to focus on New Zealand, but we are also expanding our horizons. Look out for new sections on London, Los Angeles, Fiji and France.
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Wogasia Spear Festival, Solomon Islands

Spear Fighting
On a remote island in the southern Solomons a unique festival called Wogasia is as strong today as it ever was.
Wogasia Festival
Sea Scootering, Cook  Islands

Sea Scooters
LGo Jacques Cousteau on underwater sea scooters in the warm waters of the Cook Islands.
Powering up
Bamboo Bands, Solomon Islands

Bamboo Bands
Once you hear them you can't but help to get into the music of these amazing instruments.

Feel the music
Cape Palliser Lighthouse, NZ

WWII Tours
The Solomon Islands were central to the Pacific War, read about what you can see and visit.
Military history tours
Skull Island, Solomon Islands

Skull Island
LVisit the resting place of head-hunting chiefs and their many victims on Skull Island in the Solomon Islands.
Believe it or not
Te Paki giant sand dunes, Northland, NZ

Off the Beaten Track
LThe Far North of NZ needs to be savoured slowly and so we went on a lengthy self-drive exploration.
Go your own way
Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

World's No1 Lady
And it has to be said that seeing the Mona Lisa isn't the easiest thing to do when you are in Paris.
Fight to see Mona
Cape Palliser Lighthouse, NZ

Top Day Drive
If you somehow tire of good food and wine in Martinborough hit the road to the ocean.
Coastal Wairarapa
Bulls, NZ

A Punny Town
LLove puns? Well head to the little town of Bulls that delights in its
Try not to laugh
Swimming with manta rays, fiji

Manta Dive
LRichard Moore dives with giant manta rays in Fiji, but finds photos hard to get.
Mantas in Yasawas
Hunting crown of thorns starfish, fiji

Nasty Starfish Hunt
Fighting a mean predator that destroys reefs requires skill, patience and a long metal rod.
Crown of Thorns Dive




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Marlborough Sounds
Interislander Ferries

Poor Hotel Service
We have had two bad experiences with Auckland hotels recently. The Ibis Budget at Auckland airport and Rydges Hotel in the CBD.
OGO in Rotorua
Take to giant downhill runs in a large rubber bubble. Fun for all ages.
Hot Water Beach
Have a bath in the sand while sitting at beach in Coromandels.
Russell, NZ's 1st capital
Relaxing, historic Russell is a top spot to visit in the Bay of Islands.
Check out the fascinating world of prawns in this Taupo attracton.
NZ's Oldest Stone Building
If you are in the Bay of Islands stop and get some great pictures.
White Island Volcano
Take a day tour for one of the trips of a lifetime.
Rainbow Springs
One of Rotorua's acclaimed trout and wildlife parks.
Urupukapuka Island
A lovely recreational reserve & camping spot in the Bay of Islands.
Taranaki & Mt Egmont
One of the best places in NZ to getaway for snow & beaches.
Volcano Flight
Take to the skies and see the wrecked crown of Mt Tarawera.
Wind farms
More than 150 giant wind turbines near Woodville.
Waiouru museum
A premier military museum in the Central North Island.
Rotorua sky rides
Enjoy a wonderful view, a gondola ride, great food and a luge.
Bridge bungy
Take a bungy jump off one of Auckland's harbour icons.
Auckland zoo
An excellent way to spend time with the kids at Auckland's Zoo.
Auckland museum
One of the world's great museums, Auckland's is a marvel.
MoTaT museum
The history of technology with plenty of top items on display.
One Tree Hill
Get some superb views of Auckland in this tranquil parkland.
Auckland Harbour
A spectacular jewel in NZ's landscape - Auckland Harbour.
Kelly Tarlton's
Underwater world and Antarctic museum - with live penguins.
Sky Vertigo Climb
How brave are you? Climb one of the world's highest towers.
Things in Auckland
What's on and happening in NZ's major city of Auckland.
Bridge Climb
Take the challenge & climb Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
Vintage Railway
A must-see and ride for steam train enthusiasts on Glenbrook Railway.
Hobbiton Tours
See where the hobbits lived and were filmed at Matamata.
Hell's Gate
A dark and exciting face of the thermal power of nature.
The Agrodome
Entertaining shows involving live sheep, dogs and ... ducks.
One of the most striking and colourful of Rotorua's thermal areas.
This is nature as it was in pre-dinosaur times. A wonderful trip.
Does rolling down a hill in giant rubber balls sound like fun.
Buried Village
Visit the small village destroyed in a major volcanic eruption.
Rotorua pictures
Pictures around the marvellous tourist spot of Rotorua.
Rotorua fun
Find out all the exciting things you can do in Rotorua.
Mt Maunganui
Great village near wonderful beaches - and climb the Mount!
Fun at the Beach
It's all sun, sand and fun in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.
Kiwis, Mud, Keas
Hey, this is a little of what New Zealand is about.
Snow skiing in NZ
Snow skiing doesn't get much better than here.
Katikati Bird Gardens
Feed native NZ birds - including keas, pukekohes and tui.
McLaren Falls
Find tranquility along a rocky riverbed among waterfalls.
Bay of Islands
One of New Zealand's top spots the Bay of Islands is magic.
Find out the things to do in and around this city.
Beach Lifestyle
More fun in the sun and sand on New Zealand beaches.
Long Line Fishing
Fun times that can end with fresh-caught fish.
Surviving NZ roads
Kiwis can't fly and many cannot drive. Be warned.
One of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand.
Another top visiting spot on the Wairarapa Coast.
Palliser Seals
Step out of your car and into a major seal colony.
Palliser Lighthouse
Climb to the Cape Palliser lighthouse for breathtaking views.
Cape Reinga
Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea.
Waiuku offers plenty.
Weber Circus
Weber Circus will amaze.
Kariotahi Beach
A black-sand playground.
Russell Tours
NZ's first capital.
Mount Cook
See NZ's highest peak.
Te Anau Tours
More stunning scenery.
Around Wanaka
Hiking, helicopter flights.
Kaikoura Tours
Whale watch off Kaikoura.
Travel by train from Picton.
Helicopter Rides
Flight over Mt Aspiring.
Milford Sound
Inspiring landscapes.
Dolphin Watching
Take boat trips out to see dolphins in NZ waters.
Kaikoura Whale Flights
Whale watch by air off Kaikoura.
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